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Casey Viator Has Passed Away At The Age Of 62
Casey Viator has passed away on his birthday at the age of 62 (September 4, 1951 – September 4, 2013). Although cause of death may still be in the process of being investigated, rumor has it that Casey died of a heart attack in his sleep.
Casey was known as a trainee of Nautilus inventor Arthur Jones after they met at the 1970 Mr. America contest in Los Angeles, where Casey placed third. Casey was the youngest ever AAU Mr. America winning it at the age of 19 in 1971. All in the same year, Viator won three separate bodybuilding championships; Teen Age Mr. America, Jr. Mister America, and lastly, the title of Mr. America. He was a top 3 finisher at the Mr. Olympia contest in 1982 where he placed 3rd.